Friday, December 8, 2017

I Choose You!

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...

Happy Friday!
I am so looking forward to this weekend!
Mainly because last weekend knocked me out!
Let me recap :)

Last Saturday AND Sunday we hosted X's 6th birthday parties at our house.
Yes, we had two parties.
Of course everything had X's FAVORITE theme...Pokemon!

He was over the move having his friends at the house to celebrate!
They munched on his FAVORITE pizza, chips, pretzels, and cupcakes :)

I swear their FAVORITE thing to do is hug each other!
They do this almost every single day when I pick X up from school!

I think they all had a great time!

And then Saturday night we crashed!
But not before watching X's FAVORITE college football team win the Big 10 Championship!
Unfortunately, on Sunday morning we found out Ohio State wouldn't make the top 4 :(

But there was no time for sadness, we had another party to host!
This time it was for family :)

I made X's FAVORITE, a make-your-own Skyline Chili (Cincinnati style) bar with spaghetti noodles and hot dogs to add all the toppings to!

He also received some of his FAVORITE things on Sunday as well!

We absolutely loved celebrating our FAVORITE little guy turning 6, but BOY were we exhausted!

So this post isn't all about X's birthday, here was his homework for the week.
Decorate a tree.
Of course he picked his FAVORITE Pokemon stickers to decorate it! lol!

Monday I linked up with The Blended Blog for their monthly Ask Series.
It was all about our holiday FAVORITES :)

On Tuesday this guy officially turned 6!
I wrote a little about his FAVORITES and such here :)

He shared his FAVORITE apple donuts for treat that day with his class.

Before heading out to dinner we gave him a couple presents from Mic and I.
I think he liked them! lol!

X shares his birthday with a very sweet women, so we headed out to dinner with them to celebrate her birthday as well :)
Of course it doesn't hurt that that women is the grandma to one of your FAVORITE people!

We grabbed a quick pic with our FAVORITE 6 year old when we got back home before calling it a night.

The next day he rocked this outfit my dad got him and he thought he was SO COOL!

And the birthday celebrations for X have officially come to an end.
Now we have a week until mine and my MIL's birthdays,
and two weeks until my FAVORITE holiday!

Here were a couple of my FAVORITES from Instagram this week...

And that is it!
We are looking forward to a birthday party for one of X's friends,
and then Mic and I are attending a Christmas dinner with friends :)
I can't wait!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Oh, and if you are local check this out...
(Cleveland, OH) Tower City Cinemas (230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland) will begin presenting screenings of the new animated hit COCO in Spanish starting December 8th.
“Mexican culture is so integral to the story of COCO that we felt it was important to offer showings in Spanish,” says Jonathan Forman, president of Cleveland Cinemas. “Cleveland has a large Spanish-speaking community and we hope that many families will enjoy seeing the film in their native tongue at Tower City Cinemas.”
Summary: Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
COCO will play in both English and Spanish versions at the following times:
Friday, December 8th 1:25, 4:207:109:55
Saturday, December 9th 1:25, 4:207:109:55
Sunday, December 10th 1:25, 4:207:10
Monday, December 11th 1:25, 4:207:10
Tuesday, December 12th 1:25, 4:207:10
Wednesday, December 13th 1:25, 4:207:10
Thursday, December 14th 1:25, 4:207:10

All Shows before 6pm - $7.00
All shows after 6pm Tues-Sun
Adult - $9.75
Students (w/valid ID) - $8.75
Senior Citizens (60+) - $7.00
Children (12 and under) - $6.75
Bargain Mondays – All Seats $5

Tickets are on sale now at the Tower City Cinemas box office or online at

December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017



This handsome, funny, smart, athletic, amazing little boy that I get to call mine is 6 today!
My absolute favorite number!
This age is just the absolute best!

While you aren't quite a "big" boy yet, you definitely aren't a baby or toddler anymore.
You are a Kindergartner as you like to tell me quite often!

You remember the lyrics to so many songs and sing along in the car all the time.

You know all the NFL and college football teams, who they are playing each week, what the scores were to previous games, who quite a few of the players are on each team, know quite a few of the plays, what the college teams were ranked each week, and how they came to get to the final score (math is definitely your friend)!
We check scores and my fantasy team score daily.
Call me impressed kid!

Yes, you still have some cranky moments.
Like when you have a loose tooth you refuse to eat.
Or if daddy isn't home when you get home each night you whine.
Or when you have to get in the bath tub or out of the bath tub.
When it is time to brush your teeth.
When it is time to go to bed.

You know, all the typical things kids your age get upset over ;)

You love so big!
Especially your dad!
That guy hung the moon in your eyes.
Mom isn't so bad either, but you definitely let me know that I am NOT daddy.

You are currently obsessed with Pokemon cards, Minecraft Lego's, playing all kinds of games on the tablet, running football plays all through the house (spin moves, jukes, tackling, and more), and are super excited to start basketball.

You still eat the same things every day (you get that from you mom).
Breakfast - Waffles, strawberry yogurt, grapes, mini pancakes and vitamins
Lunch/Dinner - Turkey hot dogs or chicken nuggets, carrots, strawberries, blueberries or applesauce
Noodles or mac-n-cheese
Snacks - Welch's Fruit Snacks, Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes, Oreo cookies, Fruit bars
And you still only drink water or milk!

You love watching Teen Titans Go, any football game or highlight show on TV, anything on the Science Channel.
And you love to tell me to check what is on The "NetFlax".

Things that are so cute when you say them....
You recently told me "You don't know my life"
Wiscontsin  (Wisconsin football)
The Beards (Kansas City Chiefs)
Heater Potter (Harry Potter) - You don't like HP at all!

You never stop moving!
While that is completely exhausting to your dad and I, we love that you are so active!
I hope you continue that your entire life!

You are a bit bossy though.
When you are playing with friends you want to do it your way.
You usually are telling them all how to play or where to go.
Typically that is because you are playing football and are the Quarterback.
But you also tend to call the Quarterback keeper quite a bit ;)

You have moments here and there when you are shy, but most of the time you are Mr. Social.
You know everyone and want to play with them all (just not at recess before school).
And you love your friends really big!
They go nuts everyday I bring you to school saying your name!
You all love to give hugs goodbye to each other :)
You recently named your "best friend" and went on to name just about every single kid you know.
You even included a girl in there.

You still want to marry mommy and daddy and live with us forever.
It makes you sad to think you have to leave us to go to college.
You have agreed that if you have to marry someone else it will be Tessa (Hey Lindsay!) since she plays with you and likes soccer! lol!

I could go on and on about you kid.
I absolutely adore watching you grow and can't wait to see what plans God has for your life.
I am sure it will be something truly amazing!

Happy 6th Birthday Xavier!
Mommy and Daddy love you more than you could imagine!

Monday, December 4, 2017

TBB Asks | Holidays

Joining The Blended Blog for the last installment of the year of TBB Asks!

1. Real or Fake tree?

2. Favorite Christmas Cookie?
Snowballs with no nuts

3. Home on Christmas Morning or Travel?
We are home

4. Clear or Colored Lights?
We have clear lights on all of our trees, but I absolutely love colored lights!

5. Send Christmas Cards?

6. Favorite Christmas Present Received?
Slightly cliche', but I would have to say Xavier.
He was born just a couple weeks before Christmas :)

7. Favorite Christmas Present Given?
Again cliche', but I have to say giving both of our parents their first grandchild in 2011.

8. Stockings or No Stockings?
Yes :)

9. Christmas PJ's?
We receive a package on Christmas Eve that has new PJ's for each of us to wear that evening to bed :)

10. Favorite Christmas Carol?
All of them! It is so hard to choose!
Holy Night, God rest ye very gentlemen, Do you hear what I hear,
and so many more!

11. Favorite Holiday Tradition?
Going to church on Christmas Eve and singing Silent Night by just the light of candles.

12. Early Shopper or Last Minute?

13. Favorite Christmas Movie or Show?
The Christmas Story was my favorite movie for so many years!
But I can add The Grinch (Jim Carrey version) and Four Christmases to my favorites as well.

14. Favorite Holiday Beverage?
I drink it year round, but I have to go with Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream.

15. Cookies and Milk for Santa?
Typically it is the red creme Oreo's :)
And we leave carrots for the reindeer too!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Let's play Catch up!

Linking up with Andrea, Narci & Erika for...
Remember me?
I pretty much took the last week off from blogging.
I didn't mean to, but life and work have just been busy!

So today you are getting a late posted Friday Favorites from the past two weeks :)
So grab a cup of your favorite coffee and let's get started!

 Last week I posted about my Harvest VoxBox from Influenster.
You can check out my review of the products here.

I linked up with some of my FAVORITE ladies to recap the month of November as well :)

Life has been insanely busy these last couple of weeks, so I have taken full advantage of Kroger ClickList to pick up my groceries.
Getting to stay warm in my car instead of getting out in the rain is definitely a FAVORITE!

 So remember how I said a month or so ago that we decorate our house and tree the first weekend of November?
Yeah, that didn't happen :(
We finally got our trees up and decorated the weekend before Thanksgiving!
But as you can see from this picture our lights weren't all working.
We added lights, but in this picture they look totally different than in person! :/

I had a wonderful visit with my friend/stylist Kasey last week as well.
Getting my hair done is always a FAVORITE!
Of course when you have time to kill you play on Snapchat right?

My new dishes arrived from Pier 1 and Pottery Barn last week and I couldn't wait to use them.
But first I had to use my new FAVORITE coffee mug just for me :)

I baked a few pies for Thanksgiving as usual, but this year I changed up the Pecan Pie recipe.
I tried this one I found on Pinterest and everyone (adults only) deemed it their FAVORITE!

 We drove up to my dad's house on Wednesday evening and had some pizza before my dad and headed out for some live music for a bit.
Live music is my FAVORITE!
Time with my dad is pretty good too ;)

 One of my step brothers was there as well :)

 Thanksgiving morning my dad and I headed out to deliver a few meals before we enjoyed our celebration with family.
We stopped at Sheets and I grabbed a Toasted Marshmallow latte to try.
I think I'll stick to Starbucks.

My husband doesn't think this is any big deal, but I sure do.
Check out this turkey...
 Mic says anyone can cut a turkey.
I beg to differ.
I do not have the patience first of all.
He makes sure that nothing is left behind!

 All my FAVORITE Thanksgiving foods :)

The weather was so nice on Friday, so we took advantage and took some family pictures on our property.
This guy is always my FAVORITE!

You know what ISN'T MY FAVORITE?
Seriously, it is THE WORST!

Monday night X had his Upwards basketball orientation and evaluation and he did great!

 Look at that kid!
He looks like a teenager sitting there waiting for his turn!

 We celebrated with our FAVORITE Skyline Chili for dinner :)

My only other post this week...I joined Andrea for Show & Tell!
This time was all about what we Want, Need, Wear & Read :)

I had quite a few FAVORITES from Instagram over the last couple of weeks!

My FAVORITE 5 year old (for just a few more days) lost his 4th tooth this week!
I started singing "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" but it wasn't his FAVORITE.
Thankfully he said the song, not my singing :)

I think I need to order this sign!
My FAVORITE for sure!

I heard a couple old FAVORITES on the radio this week and new I had to share them with all of you!

 And last, but certainly not least.
This is a picture from last night.
 We are celebrating X's 6th birthday this weekend and I was in full party prep mode!
I can't wait to see that little guy light up when his friends are here to celebrate him :)

And that is the end!
I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving with friends/family!
I can't believe it is already December 1st!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

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